Spun Rosebud Stitch Technique
The rosebud in Photograph 1 is sewn with Ciré thread.
Rosebud and Calyx
Step 1 (Figure 1) Needle up at Point 1 and down at the end of the arrow. Continue until Point 8 - make sure this stitch is halfway up the oval and vertical (imagine the hands of a clock with the short arm on 9 and the long arm on the 3. Add more or less stitches depending on the size of the oval and the thickness of your thread.
Step 2. (Figure 2) After Point 13 (or the stitch that enters at the topmost point of the oval and down into the lowest point in the oval every stitch skips two spaces. Take each stitch down as shown between a single stitch. Again, you may end up taking more or less stitches depending on your oval and your thread. Make sure that these stitches end in the lower left quadrant of the oval (approx. 7 o'clock.)
Step 3 (Figure 3) This is the finishing row, the curl that is portrayed in the picture that points to the right. Again, follow Figure 3, taking into account that the threads curl gracefully upward. This may take more stitches for thinner thread and less stitches for thicker thread.
Notice how the second to last stitch ends slightly above the top of the oval and the last stitch ends further above.
Right Spun Rosebud
Step 4 Take long and short stitches along the bottom of the rosebud to form the Calyx. Refer to Photo 1.
Try this: Work the stitches counterclockwise to make a Left Pointed Rosebud.
Try this: Use this technique to make leaves or petals.